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WHO WE ARE

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KIRSTA McSKIMMING

Founder and Project Co-ordinator

A resource-led textile artist with a background in theatre costume.

 

Kirsta recently graduated with a Masters in Textile Design

in which her studies focused on

the effects of textile practise on mental wellbeing.

 

Through The Textile Collective, Kirsta maintains the sewing space and offers help and support with participant's projects.

WHAT WE DO

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COMMUNITY SEWING WORKROOM

An open sewing workroom specialising in keeping textiles out of landfill.

We employ exciting and imaginative ways of repairing and repurposing textiles, encouraging our clients to explore new skills.

We offer a fully-equipped sewing machine and pattern-cutting workroom, library of sewing books, large stocks of fabric and haberdashery and an experienced workroom technician for sewing support

This project has been funded by the North-East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and GP Primary Choice.  Funding is administered through Community 360.

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WORKSHOPS & GROUPS
 

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SLOW STITCH EMBROIDERY

Focuses on the idea of The Slow Movement through textiles to enhance wellbeing and mindfulness.

We offer a large social space, equipped with a stock of plain weave fabrics, scrap fabric and different-weight threads in a wide variety of colours. We have good stock of different-size needles and embroidery frames that can be used on site.

The session is overseen by an experienced embroiderer who is there to support your needs.

This project has been funded by the North-East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and GP Primary Choice.  Funding is administered through Community 360.

TIMETABLE

WEEKLY DROP-IN SESSIONS

TUESDAY 11:00 - 15:00

WEDNESDAY 11:00 - 15:00

THURSDAY 11:00 - 13:00

FRIDAY 12:00 - 15:00

PATCHWORK GROUP

Using recycled scrap fabric

DONATIONS WELCOME

FREE USE OF EQUIPMENT*

*All materials and equipment are from sustainable sources.

e-mail textilecollectiveuk@gmail.com for details

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 11:00 - 15:00

TEXTILE COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY HABERDASHERY OPEN

27 Priory Walk

VISIBLE DARNING & PATCHWORK GALLERY

WE OFFER SUPPORT WITH VISIBLE DARNING & PATCHWORK.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PIECES WE'VE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE!

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PAST PROJECTS


THREADS OF HISTORY

A Lottery Heritage funded project with 
local charity, Signals. 

Exploring historical textile techniques
 

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CONTACT US

TEXTILE COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY HABERDASEHRY

27 Priory Walk

Colchester

CO1 1LG

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 

11am - 3pm

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